Find Ya Light with Nakita Mariano
By Nakita Mariano
Everyone possesses a light within that is designed for us to shine as uniquely as we each are. Join the community of light finders to shed light on life's challenges and flip the switch on the light bulb lessons. Finding your light is a forever promise to be your best each day. Each experience creates new opportunity to search within. Commit to the journey and #FindYaLight.
Light Work: Dream Job
Welcome to orientation! Now that you’ve accepted your dream job as CEO of your own life, let’s get to work. In this episode I share some light bulb moments and provide an outline to creating your perfect job description.
July 19, 2021
Find Ya Dream Job
Are you searching for a role that fits your life perfectly? In this episode, Nakita discussing the many challenges of finding your dream role and how to become the CEO of your own life.
July 13, 2021
Find Ya Freedom
Tis’ the season for liberation! In this episode, Nakita explores how freedom brings liberation and transform.
June 25, 2021
In this lightwork episode, Nakita shares some light bulb moments about achieving balance, building automatic deposits into your daily schedule for a positive balance, and discussing the implications of overdrafting your account resulting in a negative balance.
June 11, 2021
Find Ya Balance
Do you struggle with achieving balance and maintaining synergy amongst your many priorities? In this episode I share my complicated relationship with balance, the many types of deposits and withdrawals, and a few strategies to find ya balance.
June 04, 2021
Alongside the week of Thanksgiving, we explore the idea of gratitude. We share our perspective on the difference between being thankful and being grateful. We highlight what the daily practice of gratitude looks like for us and the things we are grateful for. As always, thank you for tuning in. We are grateful for you and your support. Remember to Find Ya Light, Be a Light, and Share ya light!
November 27, 2020
Lightwork: Love Languages
In this lightwork episode, we recount The Five Love Languages and how they play out in our lives. We also ask the following questions: Can we live without love? Do we use these love languages to barter? and most importantly how do we pour into our own love language cups? Thanks for tuning in and remember to Find ya light, Shine ya light, and Be a light!
November 20, 2020
Find Ya...Love Languages
In this episode, we explore Gary Chapman's book The Five Love Languages and its concepts. We interpret our communication in each language and why understanding the love languages are important. We discussed what fills our love tank and how we share that with others. Thank you for tuning in and remember Find ya light, Be a light, and Share ya light!
November 13, 2020
In this lightwork episode, we revisit our discussion of Don Miguel Ruiz's The Four Agreements and share our lightbulb moments. Aaron emphasizes that we should be mindful of people, energy, and interactions that reinforce the unhealthy agreements that we unknowingly entered into from our past. Nakita shares how all of the Four Agreements interact and can have an impact on one another. Thank you for tuning in and remember...Find ya light, Be a light, and Share ya light.
November 06, 2020
In this episode, we provide a brief overview of Don Miguel Ruiz's book and his concept of the Four Agreements. We share our take on how we unwillingly enter into limiting agreements. While exploring The Four Agreements, each one of us dives into the one agreement that we have a good handle on and the one that is the most challenging. Tune in and let us know which of the agreements come easier to you? Which ones do you struggle with? Thank you for joining us and remember to Find ya light, Be a Light and Share ya light!
October 30, 2020
In this Lightwork episode, we re-cap our ideas of Self-Care. Aaron shares how self-care should be a tool for constant work and how when not being intentional, self-care becomes ineffective. Nakita details how self-care looks different every day but must be a daily requirement whether it's mentally, physically, emotionally, or spiritually. Also, we share tweets from our Lightsharers, where they define their ideal of self-care and how they use it in their lives. Thank you for tuning in and remember to Find ya light, Be a light and Share ya light!
October 23, 2020
Find Ya...Self Care
In this episode, we speak about self-care. We expand on an early reference to self care from the incomparable Audrey Lorde. We affirm simple and hashtagable acts of self-care yet challenge you think beyond those. Like What does interpersonal and intrapersonal self-care look like for you? How do you practice self-care in your everyday environments? Lastly, we share some of current self-care practices. Thank you for tuning in and as always...Find ya light, Be a light and Shine ya light!
October 16, 2020
On this Lightwork episode we reflect on our interpretation of the various types of loves we previously shared. We share our lightbulb moments and highlight a few twitter responses from our Lightworkers. Thank you for tuning in and remember to Find ya light, Be a light and Share your light.
October 09, 2020
In this episode we explore the eight types of love according to Greek philosophers. We share the kind of love that we've mirrored, the kind of love we live out now, our next level of love and our ideal love destination. We trade off examples of how these love types can range from for ourselves to pouring out to everyone we encounter. We thank you for joining us and remember Find ya light, Be a light and Share ya light!
October 02, 2020
In this Lightwork episode we reiterate the benefits of "learning" or choosing optimism. We share our lightbulb moments and examples of how we need to get out of our own way. Lastly, we revisit the A,B,C approach to reframing pessimism. Thank you for tuning in and remember... Find ya light, Be a light and Shine ya Light! *Check out some resources about "Learned Optimism" 1. The ABC Technique: Overcoming Pessimistic Thinking by MindTools (Video) https://youtu.be/4ixkeBWPhdI 2. "Learning Optimism: Is Martin Seligman's cup half full?" article by Moore, Pscyhologist, MBA https://positivepsychology.com/learned-optimism/ 3. Learned Optimism by Martin E. Seligman, Ph.D. (Book) The father of the new science of positive psychology and author of Authentic Happiness draws on more than twenty years of clinical research to demonstrate how optimism enchances the quality of life, and how anyone can learn to practice it. Offering many simple techniques, Dr. Seligman explains how to break an “I—give-up” habit, develop a more constructive explanatory style for interpreting your behavior, and experience the benefits of a more positive interior dialogue. These skills can help break up depression, boost your immune system, better develop your potential, and make you happier.. With generous additional advice on how to encourage optimistic behavior at school, at work and in children, Learned Optimism is both profound and practical–and valuable for every phase of life. https://www.amazon.com/Learned-Optimism-Change-Your-Mind/dp/1400078393#ace-g2545694624
September 25, 2020
In this episode we share the approach of 'Learned Optimism'. Aaron and Nakita realize that they share a common thread of their early introduction to optismism being the attitude of their praying grandmothers. We highlight how pessimism can affect our livelyhood and future. We share the A,B,C approach which encourages us to reframe our thinking and push through adversity. Thank you for tuning in and remember Find ya light, Be a light and Shine ya Light!
September 18, 2020
Our bonus episodes, coined 'Lightwork' provide a short reflection on our last episode. In this Lightwork episode we share our 'lightbulb' moments and openly discuss our evolving truths. Thank you for tuning in and remember to Find ya light, Be a light and Shine ya light!
September 11, 2020
In this episode we share some of our truths. We breakdown truth into two categories; ugly truths and freeing truths. Ugly truths as those truths that we often don't want to accept or face. Freeing truths as the truths that allow us to breathe, let go, and find our way. We explore three ways to guide you towards finding your truth. As always thanks for tuning in and remember Find ya light, Be a light and Shine ya light!!
September 04, 2020
Our bonus episodes, coined 'Lightwork' provide a short reflection on our last episode. In this Lightwork we share our 'lightbulb' moments and some insight from our family of listeners, also known as 'lightseekers". Thank you for tuning in and remember to Find ya light, Be A light and Shine ya light!
August 28, 2020
In this episode we divulge on our early experiences with forgiving. Nakita explores the need to forgive himself, while Aaron asks for forgiveness. We agree that there are no concrete rules to forgiving but provide 5 things to remember about forgiveness. Thank you for tuning in. Remember... Find ya light, be a light and shine ya light!
August 21, 2020
Our bonus episodes, coined 'Lightwork' provide a short reflection on our last episode. In Lightwork we share our 'lightbulb' moments and some of the tools and resources that we have used or are currently using on our journey to healing. This weeks tools are the following: Well-Being: The Five Essential Elements by Tom Rath and Jim Harter, PH.D. New York Times bestseller Wellbeing: The Five Essential Elements provides you with a holistic view of what contributes to your wellbeing over a lifetime. Written in a conversational style by bestselling authors Tom Rath and Jim Harter, Ph.D., this book is filled with fascinating research and innovative ideas for boosting your wellbeing in each of these five areas. As a complement to the book, you'll have the opportunity to use Gallup's online Wellbeing Finder to track and improve your wellbeing. https://www.gallup.com/press/176624/wellbeing-five-essential-elements.aspx Care Package: A Path to Deep Healing by Sylvester McNutt III With his bestselling collection Lust For Life, Sylvester McNutt III inspired thousands of readers to walk in their purpose, to manifest abundance, and to keep loving. In Care Package, Sylvester digs deep to uncover pain, moments of fear and relates to the reader's struggles through powerful stories. In Care Package, Sylvester has tackled life's biggest hurdles: shame, guilt, letting go, codependency, lack or purpose, people pleasing, setting boundaries, and negative self-talk. Sylvester guides the reader down the path of healing, the scary journey that is tough to do alone, but with Care Package, the reader is never alone. Sylvester's mission with Care Package is to inspire the reader to heal, to release, to vibrate higher, and to practice self-care every single day. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40164186-care-package As always, we thank you for tuning in and remember...FInd ya light, Be a light and Shine ya light!
August 14, 2020
In this episode we highlight an unfamiliar approach to parenting while reminiscing on how we were parented. We share memories from childhood, discussing responsibilities at an early age and detailing our home environments. Aaron drags low self-confidence into his adulthood, while Nakita carries the load of abandonment. Thank you for tuning in and remember...Find ya light, Be a light and Shine ya light!
August 07, 2020
Welcome! In our very first episode we share a bit about who we are, how we met and how the podcast came to be. We recount pivotal moments of self discovery, a few things we've learned about ourselves and some opportunities quarantine has made room for. Nakita wants to put theory to practice and Aaron is working on being persistent at being consistent. Thank you for your support! Remember to Find ya light, Be a light and Share ya light! Follow us on all social media platforms: https://linktr.ee/findyalight
July 22, 2020